Saturday, November 12, 2011

11 Football Game #11 - W.F. West 52, Sequim 21

Sequim eliminated from playoffs by W.F. West 52-21

November 12th, 2011 - 2:57am

(Poulsbo) -- The W.F. West High School Bearcats of Chehalis overwhelmed the Sequim High Wolves 52-21 in the first-round of the State 2A football playoffs Friday night at North Kitsap Stadium.

Washington State University-bound Mitch Gueller scored on the first two scrimmage plays for the Bearcats on runs of 60 and 73 yards as the Bearcats surged to a 14-0 advantage just 2 minutes and 7 seconds into the game.

"We had our back-side guys there on the first TD run with our outside linebacker squared up on him (Gueller) and he made him miss", observed Sequim coach Erik Wiker, who emphasized tackling Gueller was a priority during practices.

"We were there scheme-wise, but player-wise he jukes us and goes 60 yards," said Wiker, "He's a very fast kid and agile."

The Chehalis team (9-2) will play Lakewood next week in the state quarterfinals.

W.F. West led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and 31-7 at halftime.

The Bearcats scored three more touchdowns in the third quarter to lead 52-7.

Sequim tallied twice in the final quarter - on an 11-yard run by quarterback Jack Wiker and a 26-yard run by running back Lopaka Yasumura.

The weather had no effect on the contest after a windstorm blew through the Kitsap Peninsula several hours before kickoff.

Wiker was 18-of-38 passing for 154 yards and was intercepted 4 times.  He rushed 19 times for 83 yards.

The Wolves played the final three games of the season without Olympic League co-MVP quarterback/linebacker Frank Catelli, who suffered a hip flexor/groin muscle injury against Olympic on October 13th.

He re-aggravated the injury in a 33-13 loss to North Kitsap the following week.

  "We overcame a lot of things." said Wiker. "Frank Catelli plays in 5 games out of 10 on a good team, but not a great one, then you take out our best player, who is great . . . we accomplished a lot.

"No offense to anyone, but going into the playoffs with a backup quarterback (Wiker) and backup running back (Lopaka Yasumura) is not the most ideal thing in the world," Erik Wiker noted.  "Jack's only been a quarterback half a season.  He'll be a great one next year."

Despite the season-ending loss, Wiker said the Wolves can be proud of another Olympic League championship and their non-league victory at Whatcom County powerhouse Meridian.
The Wolves finished the season with a 9-2 record. "I think they overachieved." said Wiker.

Scoring by Quarters:

WF West - 28  3  21   0 - 52
Sequim  -     0  7    0 14 - 21

Scoring Summary:

1st quarter:

West - Mitch Gueller 60 yd run (Kyler Huang kick) 10:58

West - Mitch Gueller 73 yd run (Huang kick) 9:53

West - Bryce Hanson 2 yd run (Huang kick) 8:44

West - Alex Cox 21 yd pass from Mitch Gueller :30

2nd quarter:

Seq  - Jack Wiker 1 yd run (Mitch Koonz kick) 4:29

West - Kyler Huang 27 yd Field Goal :20

3rd quarter:

West - Bryce Hanson 5 yd run (Huang kick) 11:16

West - Keylen Steen 2 yd run (Huang kick) 7:01

West - Connor Cooke 2 yd run (Huang kick) :09

4th quarter:

Seq  - Jack Wiker 11 yd run (Koonz kick) 9:19

Seq  - Lopaka Yasumura 26 yd run (Koonz kick) 2:00

Individual Statistics:


WF West -- Mitch Gueller 14-226, Bryce Hanson 9-71, Keylen Steen 2-35, Bradley Downs 3-23, Conner Cooke 5-20, Tanner Gueller 1-7, Cody Sanchez 1-4, Colten Gray 1-4, Shelby Spahr 4-0, Justin Shoemaker 1-2.

Sequim -- Jack Wiker 19-83, Lopaka Yasumura 7-38, Tyler Forshaw 2-6. 


WF West -- Mitch Gueller 7-13-68 yards, Tanner Gueller 0-1.

Sequim - Jack Wiker 18-38-154 yards, 4 INT. 


WF West -- Joseph Rothlin 2-24, Andrew White 2-21, Alex Cox 1-20, Bryce Hanson 1-5, Colton Watson 1-(-2).

Sequim -- Lopaka Yasumura 4-53, Nick Ramirez 5-38, Michael Ballard 3-30, Tyler Forshaw 4-24, Christian Miles 1-5, Jonathan Campbell 1-4. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

11 Football Game #10 - Sequim 40, Eatonville 34

Sequim 40, Eatonville 34

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(Poulsbo) -- Sequim quarterback Jack Wiker connected with Tyler Forshaw on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining as the Wolves came from behind to beat the Eatonville Cruisers 40-34 in a subdistrict football game Saturday at North Kitsap Stadium.
Wiker, who stepped up once again for the injured Frank Catelli, completed 19-of-31 passes for 289 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Wolves advanced to the state playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.
Sequim (9-1) will play W.F. West of Chehalis next week in the first round next week.
Eatonville (4-6) got on the board first with Brandon Atkins' 7-yard run, making it 7-0 Cruisers with 2:54 left in the opening quarter.
Sequim pulled ahead in the second period with a pair of Wiker touchdown passes - a 2-yarder to Michael Ballard and a 30-yarder to Christian Miles wedged between a spectacular 80-yard punt return TD by Forshaw.
The Wolves led 20-7 with 1:29 left until intermission.
Eatonville drove 71 yards in 8 plays, scoring on a 3-yard run by quarterback Zach Fairhart as the first half clock expired, closing the Cruisers to within 20-14.
Fairhart was 12-of-20 for 142 yards in passing, while rushing 10 times for 40 yards and a TD.
The Pierce County visitors from the South Puget Sound League mounted another scoring march to begin the third stanza, taking a 21-20 lead on the first of three Keegan Brady touchdown runs.
Brady carried the ball 35 times for 170 yards.
The Eatonville lead was brief as Sequim went for a long range bomb and an 80-yard connection between Wiker and Miles, putting Sequim up 26-21 with 8:48 left in the third quarter.
Miles caught 4 passes for 138 yards and 2 scores.
Wiker capped off another Sequim drive with a 7-yard run as the third quarter ended, leaving the Wolves ahead 33-21.
Eatonville closed to within 5 points at 33-28 on Brady's 1-yard plunge with 5:43 left, capping a 14-play, 64-yard march.
Sequim failed to convert a 4th-and-5 from its own 36 after Miles was stopped for a 3-yard loss on a throwback screen pass with 4:37 remaining.
The Cruisers took 5 plays to cover the 32 yards for the go-ahead score from Brady on an 11-yard run with 2:08 left in the fourth quarter.
The visitors led 34-33 after a failed two-point conversion.
The Olympic League champions' drive to the winning score of 80 yards in 10 plays was rallied by Wiker's 17-yard gain on 3rd-and-11 from their own 19-yard-line.

Hear Wiker's key third down conversion
Wiker hit Forshaw for 11 yards to the Sequim 46, then Eatonville was flagged for pass interference, which gave the Wolves a first-down at the Cruisers' 38.
Forshaw caught a 5-yard pass, then Wiker carried twice for 8 yards, setting up a 1st-and-10 at the Eatonville 25.
Wiker pump faked off a roll-out to the right, then fired into the right corner of the end zone, where Forshaw out-maneuvered his defender at the last moment to catch the game-winning score.
Sequim called an overload to the left side of the formation on the ensuing kickoff with 11 seconds left and Jonathan Campbell's short pooch kick was recovered by the Wolves' Lopaka Yasumura at Eatonville 43.
Wiker took a knee on the final play to set off the Sequim victory celebration.
Scoring by Quarters:
Eat - 7 7 7 13 - 34
Seq - 0 20 13 7 - 40
Scoring Summary:
1st quarter:
2nd quarter:
3rd quarter:
4th quarter:
Game statistics:
Eat - Keegan Brady 35-170 yards-3TD, Brendan Davis 4-17, Brandon Atkins 9-86 yards-1TD, Zach Fairhart 10-40 yards-1TD.
Seq - Jack Wiker 18-109 yards-1TD, Lopaka Yasumura 3-13 yards.
Eat - Zach Fairhart 12-20, 142 yards, Caleb Keefer 0-1.
Seq - Jack Wiker 19-31, 289 yards, 4TD.
Eat - Brendan Davis 5-83 yards, Jarred Keefer 4-7 yards, Joe Evans 1-32 yards, Chase Ketter 2-20 yards.
Rushing Yards:
Eat - 58-313-5TD-5.3 average
Seq - 21-122-1TD-5.8 average
Passing Yards:
Eat - 12-21-142
Seq - 19-31-289-4TD
Total Yards:
Eat - 79-455-5.7 average
Seq - 52-411-7.9 average
Eat - 8-65
Seq - 4-38
First Downs:
Eat - 23
Seq - 15
Third Down:
Eat - 11-15
Seq - 4-8
Fourth Down:
Eat - 1-4
Seq - 1-3